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21 May 2002 Military News

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  • American Soldiers Training Afghan National Army AFPS 21 May 2002-- American soldiers training members of the Afghan national army will likely contribute to the future stability of Afghanistan, the general commanding operations in the region said today.
  • DOD NEWS BRIEFING TRANSCRIPT @ CENTCOM 21 May 2002-- Franks: As I speak today, our operations continue, aimed at killing and capturing terrorists inside Afghanistan. Our coalition forces are conducting sweep, reconnaissance and exploitation operations in a number of operating areas in that country and have engaged small groups of enemy soldiers on several occasions over the past week. We continue to discover weapons and ammunition caches inside the country, and we will continue to confirm or deny the intelligence assessments that we make in the days ahead.
  • PENTAGON/AFGHANISTAN VOA 21 May 2002-- The commander of U-S forces in Afghanistan says much dangerous work remains to be done in the country. But General Tommy Franks says the overall situation is getting better
  • AFGHANISTAN STABILITY VOA 21 May 2002-- Eight months after the start of U-S operations in Afghanistan, foreign policy experts are stressing the importance of education and the establishment of good schools in the region to win the war on terrorism in the long term. But, they say that without stability in South and Central Asia, including along the India-Pakistan border, these plans could be severely derailed

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  • Fiscal 2003 Budget Funds War on Terrorism, Transformation AFPS 21 May 2002-- President Bush's fiscal 2003 defense budget request funds the war on terrorism and transformation in both the near and long term, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told members of Congress today.
  • B-1 achieves first triple munitions drop, target kill Air Force Mobility Command 21 May 2002 -- On May 2, a Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force crew, flying a B-1B at Edwards AFB, Calif., accomplished an Air Force first by successfully targeting three different weapon types against three separate targets in a single, 20-second bomb pass.

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  • International Terrorist Attacks in 2001 Killed 3,547 People Washington File 21 May 2002-- Highest death toll due to terrorism ever recorded, report says
  • Powell Says World's Resolve to Defeat Terrorism is Strong Washington File 21 May 2002-- Powell: But the continuing campaign against international terrorism isn't only about Afghanistan and bringing the perpetrators, planners and abettors of the September 11th attacks to account. It is also about bringing the international community's combined strength to bear against the scourge of terrorism in its many manifestations throughout the world. The advance of technology and globalization extend terrorism's deadly reach by making it easier for terrorists to move about, to form networks and conspire, with or without state sponsors
  • State Department Report Cites Seven State-Sponsors of Terrorism Washington File 21 May 2002-- While state-sponsored terrorism has declined over the past several decades, seven governments -- Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria -- remain on the U.S. list of state sponsors of international terrorism, according to the State Department's annual terrorism report.
  • Report Cites Terrorist Activity in Colombia, Peru, Tri-Border Area Washington File 21 May 2002-- Terrorist activity remains a significant concern in several areas of Latin America -- most notably in Colombia, Peru, and the tri-border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, a new State Department report indicates.
  • Homeland Security Chief Hails Partnership With DoD AFPS 21 May 2002-- The nation's Homeland Defense chief today praised his organization's partnership with the Department of Defense to protect America against terrorist attack.
  • PENTAGON/TERRORISTS VOA 21 May 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says terrorists will, in his view, inevitably obtain nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 21 May 2002-- Cheney said another terrorist attack against United States all but certain
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 21 May 2002-- Co-operation with NATO unlikely to stop enlargement process: Ivanov

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